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the debt ceiling fight in the summer. your republican friends are working on a budget that balances in 10 years as their banner for how to solve our problems. the white house has indicated that we were only trying to do $4 trillion, we have already done 2.5 trillion, let's move on to other issues and spend more money in the meantime. two different issues. nobody has articulated, so far, a way for the two sides to compromise and get us past this next major crisis. do you have thoughts on how we get past it? >> well, in addition to the fact that it has not enabled us to get beyond the crisis, we also need to tackle big issues like immigration reform. we want to take on the issue of gun violence and gun safety. the overriding issue remains the economy and jobs. this hinders the effort. the solution is what the president laid out and what a speaker boehner seemed to want to do at one point, which was to get the grand bargain, a comprehensive solution, so that you deal with this once and for all. if we can at least replace the sequester between march 1 and the end of the year with a mix of alt
, and then, of course, republicans moved the just as we went over the fiscal big debt ceiling debate to may 18. so, you have these self-imposed economic wounds, and really what we should be doing is dealing with them all at once in a comprehensive manner. if we cannot deal with it for a 10-year period, at least deal with it through the remainder of this fiscal year and that is exactly what the house democratic alternative did. we would replace that sequester with deficit reduction achieved over a longer time. >> you, in suburban maryland, represent a lot of people that would be directly affected if the sequester hits. do you think the administration is doing a good job of preparing federal workers and folks whose paychecks depend on what happens in the next few weeks for how it will work and how to plan their lives? >> we have been urging them to provide guidance to federal employees because as we get closer to the date there is more and more anxiety, understandably. they are trying to provide notice to employees about things that can be expected, but the problem is it affect each agency d
republicans. >> faced a government shutdown and not long after that had to deal with the debt ceiling again. seems to me the real battle -- like i said, there's zero chance the sequester deal will happen before march 1st. those automatic spending cuts will go in effect and see notices on furloughing employees and be on notice they may be furloughed but the real battle over the funding of the government and a chance for those automatic cuts to be rejiggered. >> one of the things you're seeing this is against the backdrop of the republican party coming out of the last election talking about where they'll go in the future and howl they'll be seen by the public and you guys mentioned marco rubio on the cover of "time" magazine called "the republican savior" put out a tweet saying it's not me and a lot of pressure on mark joe rubrubio. you've seen several coming out with speeches where the party should be. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. i'm serious. time for a new republican party that talks like adults. >> i would argue that a more restrained foreign policy is the true conservativ
out. he made -- he may need them to get some of these bills passed. as he did with the debt ceiling vote. as he did with the bill for hurricane sandy victims. as it came with the fiscal cliff agreement. i see that as a possibility with a gun control and immigration, because while republicans cannot be eager and willing to discuss the issues, pulling suggest that the house may have to pass something. i will meet democrats. host: -- they will need democrats. host: you say the election created a new deadline for the gop? guest: if they do not act on certain things, they may suffer bitter consequences at the polls, especially in those purple districts, areas where republicans are vulnerable. most of the congressional map has been drawn in favor of republicans and that served in congress. it has been difficult for house democrats to retake the house. history shows that in the final two years of an incumbent president's second term, it is impossible for his party to retake the majority in the house. but, they say, look, congress continues to behave as it did in the past two years, the pub
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